Fairchild 22

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22 Model C7
Fairchild 22 C7B (N13166).jpg
Fairchild 22 C7B
Role Two-seat light touring or training monoplane
Manufacturer Fairchild Aircraft Corporation
First flight 1931
Produced 1931-1935
Number built 127

The Fairchild 22 Model C7 was an American two-seat touring or training monoplane designed and built by Kreider-Reisner division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation at Hagerstown, Maryland.


The aircraft was designed by Kreider-Reisner during negotiations by Sherman Fairchild to take a major share in the company. Marketed as the Fairchild 22 Model C7 the aircraft was certified in March 1931. The Fairchild 22 was a mixed-construction braced parasol-wing monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear and a braced tail unit. It had two tandem open cockpits and was initially powered by a 80hp (60kW) Armstrong Siddeley Genet radial engine. After test flying the prototype the first production aircraft were re-engined with a 75hp (56kW) Michigan Rover inverted inline engine. The aircraft was fitted with both inline and radial piston engines.


Powered by a 75hp Michigan Rover 4-cylinder inverted inline piston engine (13 built)
Powered by a 95hp Cirrus Hi-Drive 4-cylinder inverted inline piston engine (58 built).
Powered by a 125hp Menasco C-4 Pirate 4-cylinder inverted inline piston engine (8 built).
Fairchild Model C7D
Powered by a 90hp Wright Gipsy 4-cylinder upright inline piston engine (1 C-7C and 22 C-7D built).
Powered by a 125hp Warner Scarab 7-cylinder radial piston engine (11 built).
Powered by a 145hp Warner Super Scarab 7-cylinder radial piston engine (9 built).
Aerobatic version, powered by a 145hp Warner Super Scarab 7-cylinder radial piston engine (6 built).
XR2K-1 at Langley
Military designation for one Scarab powered Model 22 impressed into service and used by NACA.

Specifications (C7F)[edit]

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1640

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m)
  • Wing area: 173 ft2 (16.07 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1102 lb (500 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1750 lb (794 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner Super Scarab 7-cyliner radial piston engine, 145 hp (108 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 133 mph (214 km/h)
  • Range: 350 miles (563 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6095 m)




External links[edit]

Media related to Fairchild 22 at Wikimedia Commons